Portrait of Dr James Hutton by Sir Henry Raeburn

Portrait of Dr James Hutton (1756-1823) who is considered to have been the first great British geologist.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
125 x 105 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,460 ( Total: £20,000)
Acquired in:
1987
Vendor:
Christie's

Dr Hutton was born in Edinburgh and studied medicine which he later gave up in favour of agriculture. During the later years of his life, he turned his attention to geology, travelling all over England and Wales in search of specimens. Hutton is shown seated at a table with a pile of geological specimens in front of him.

Provenance

Christie's.

Venue details

Scottish National Portrait Gallery 1 Queen Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 1JD 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

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